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Dominic West returns to National in Granville Barker's Waste?

The production is rumoured to be helmed by Roger Michell

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Dominic West in The Voysey Inheritance in 2006

Dominic West is reportedly in discussions to star in a production of Harley Granville Barker's play Waste as part of Rufus Norris' inaugural season at the National Theatre.

According to the Daily Mail, the revival is planned for the autumn and will be directed by veteran film and theatre director Roger Michell, whose recent credits include Birthday and Tribes at the Royal Court.

Waste centres on radical independent politician Henry Trebell, who is persuaded to join the Conservative Party in order to champion his bill to finance a vast education programme. But a liaison with a married woman, who dies after aborting their child, brings private scandal into the political arena.

It was written in 1907 but banned by the Lord Chamberlain and not performed until 1936 at London's Westminster Theatre. Granville Barker's other plays include The Madras House, The Marrying of Ann Leete and The Voysey Inheritance, in which West appeared at the National in 2006.